Springfield schools secretary alleges age discrimination
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield Public Schools secretary has filed a lawsuit accusing the school district of age discrimination.
Sixty-year-old Lynn Neff alleges in the lawsuit that the district tried to fire her because it "wanted younger employees working for SPS." The Springfield News-Leader reports Neff works as a secretary in the district's curriculum department.
Springfield Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Bledsoe says the district denies the allegations.
The lawsuit seeks attorney fees and unspecified punitive damages for "pain, suffering, humiliation and deprivation of rights." It also asks for a court order to stop the alleged discrimination.